Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 657 612 660
Rank change year-on-year -45 +48 +4
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 610 710 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 2.52% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 478 592 653
UK median annual salary £52,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.48% +10.53% -3.06%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,394 28,185 34,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.16% 15.86% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20,881 22,902 28,509
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 593 £52,500 -4.55% 54
UK excluding London +32 422 £47,500 +5.56% 36
London -80 184 £57,500 -8.00% 18
South East -79 105 £52,500 -4.55% 14
Midlands +62 91 £40,000 -11.11% 3
North of England +13 82 £46,250 +2.78% 8
East of England +27 79 £53,750 +27.98% 5
West Midlands +54 75 £40,000 -11.11% 3
South West +29 51 £47,500 +18.75% 6
North West +20 44 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire +35 38 £45,000 +28.57% 5
East Midlands +16 16 £30,000 -40.00%
Scotland -13 11 £45,750 +1.67%
Wales 0 2 £40,000 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 454 (74.43%) Firewall
2 415 (68.03%) Cisco
3 413 (67.70%) VPN
4 255 (41.80%) Cisco Certification
5 239 (39.18%) SSL
6 232 (38.03%) Cisco ASA
7 225 (36.89%) DNS
8 223 (36.56%) WAN
8 223 (36.56%) OSPF
9 219 (35.90%) CCNP
10 213 (34.92%) BGP
11 207 (33.93%) Windows
12 180 (29.51%) Network Security
13 179 (29.34%) LAN
14 175 (28.69%) VMware
15 171 (28.03%) MPLS
16 169 (27.70%) Linux
17 167 (27.38%) TCP/IP
18 162 (26.56%) Juniper
19 160 (26.23%) Data Centre
20 150 (24.59%) Active Directory
21 145 (23.77%) Microsoft
22 140 (22.95%) DHCP
22 140 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
23 137 (22.46%) CheckPoint
24 135 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
25 129 (21.15%) ITIL
26 126 (20.66%) Wireless
27 124 (20.33%) VoIP
28 116 (19.02%) Amazon AWS

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.61%) Confluence
3 21 (3.44%) OpenStack
4 18 (2.95%) Skype for Business
5 17 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 17 (2.79%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.64%) Apache
7 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.15%) IIS
8 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.82%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.66%) Zimbra
11 3 (0.49%) Drupal
12 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (6.07%) MS Visio
2 32 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (2.79%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 116 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (12.46%) Office 365
4 34 (5.57%) SaaS
5 24 (3.93%) IaaS
6 23 (3.77%) GitHub
7 21 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.30%) Akamai
8 14 (2.30%) G Suite
8 14 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.31%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.31%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.15%) PaaS
10 7 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.82%) Slack
12 4 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.66%) Route 53
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 454 (74.43%) Firewall
2 413 (67.70%) VPN
3 239 (39.18%) SSL
4 232 (38.03%) Cisco ASA
5 225 (36.89%) DNS
6 223 (36.56%) OSPF
6 223 (36.56%) WAN
7 213 (34.92%) BGP
8 180 (29.51%) Network Security
9 179 (29.34%) LAN
10 171 (28.03%) MPLS
11 167 (27.38%) TCP/IP
12 140 (22.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 140 (22.95%) DHCP
13 126 (20.66%) Wireless
14 124 (20.33%) VoIP
15 107 (17.54%) VLAN
16 99 (16.23%) SNMP
17 89 (14.59%) HTTP
17 89 (14.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.28%) MongoDB
3 18 (2.95%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.79%) MySQL
5 6 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 56 (9.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 33 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.77%) JIRA
4 21 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (2.79%) Gerrit
6 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.15%) LabVIEW
8 6 (0.98%) Subversion
9 4 (0.66%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.16%) AppScan
11 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 95 (15.57%) Finance
2 41 (6.72%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.44%) Retail
4 20 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.62%) Marketing
6 14 (2.30%) Banking
7 12 (1.97%) French Language
8 10 (1.64%) German Language
8 10 (1.64%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.98%) Electronics
9 6 (0.98%) Legal
10 5 (0.82%) Back Office
10 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
11 3 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (40.16%) Network Engineer
2 108 (17.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 106 (17.38%) Security Engineer
4 81 (13.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 79 (12.95%) Analyst
6 49 (8.03%) Senior Security Engineer
7 44 (7.21%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 39 (6.39%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (5.90%) Network Analyst
10 34 (5.57%) Consultant
11 31 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
11 31 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (4.75%) Administrator
12 29 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (4.75%) IT Support
13 26 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
13 26 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 25 (4.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 24 (3.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (10.66%) 802.1X
2 41 (6.72%) LDAP
3 31 (5.08%) Web Services
4 21 (3.44%) HTML
5 20 (3.28%) YAML
6 17 (2.79%) Middleware
6 17 (2.79%) RESTful
6 17 (2.79%) SOAP
6 17 (2.79%) XML
7 10 (1.64%) XMPP
8 6 (0.98%) LAMP
9 5 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Flex
10 4 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.66%) JSON
10 4 (0.66%) STL
11 3 (0.49%) .NET
11 3 (0.49%) CGI
11 3 (0.49%) Kafka
11 3 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 160 (26.23%) Data Centre
2 77 (12.62%) PKI
3 53 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (5.41%) Public Cloud
6 25 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.44%) Cyberattack
8 20 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.95%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
11 14 (2.30%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
12 12 (1.97%) Replication
13 10 (1.64%) DataPower
13 10 (1.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 9 (1.48%) Clustering
15 7 (1.15%) Driving Licence
15 7 (1.15%) HP StoreVirtual
15 7 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 207 (33.93%) Windows
2 169 (27.70%) Linux
3 101 (16.56%) Windows Server
4 61 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (5.57%) Solaris
7 32 (5.25%) CentOS
8 31 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (3.77%) Unix
9 23 (3.77%) Windows 7
10 19 (3.11%) Android
11 17 (2.79%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.13%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.66%) VMS
16 4 (0.66%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.15%) ITIL
2 96 (15.74%) Network Design
3 85 (13.93%) Project Management
4 69 (11.31%) Kalman Filter
5 61 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (9.67%) Capacity Planning
7 57 (9.34%) DevOps
7 57 (9.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 56 (9.18%) Network Monitoring
9 54 (8.85%) SIEM
10 50 (8.20%) Business Continuity
10 50 (8.20%) High Availability
11 48 (7.87%) Change Management
12 46 (7.54%) Load Balancing
12 46 (7.54%) Penetration Testing
12 46 (7.54%) PRINCE2
13 44 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 41 (6.72%) Vulnerability Management
15 39 (6.39%) Network Management
15 39 (6.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.59%) Python
2 59 (9.67%) PowerShell
3 52 (8.52%) Bash Shell
4 48 (7.87%) C
5 44 (7.21%) SQL
6 35 (5.74%) Perl
7 33 (5.41%) PHP
8 17 (2.79%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.79%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.31%) Java
10 6 (0.98%) C++
11 5 (0.82%) SOQL
12 4 (0.66%) Go
12 4 (0.66%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.66%) Tcl
13 2 (0.33%) Ruby
14 1 (0.16%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 255 (41.80%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (35.90%) CCNP
3 98 (16.07%) CCNA
4 88 (14.43%) Degree
5 68 (11.15%) CCIE
6 42 (6.89%) Security Cleared
7 40 (6.56%) CISSP
8 30 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 29 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.95%) Network+ Certification
11 17 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (2.62%) CISM
13 15 (2.46%) PMI Certification
13 15 (2.46%) PMP
14 14 (2.30%) CISA
15 13 (2.13%) CCDP
16 12 (1.97%) A+ Certification
16 12 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (1.80%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (10.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 29 (4.75%) COBIT
3 29 (4.75%) GDPR
4 24 (3.93%) SLA
5 18 (2.95%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.64%) FISMA
7 4 (0.66%) GPG13
8 3 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) QA
10 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 135 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 36 (5.90%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (4.43%) Docker
5 27 (4.43%) VMware NSX
6 18 (2.95%) Samba
6 18 (2.95%) VirtualBox
7 16 (2.62%) vSphere
8 14 (2.30%) Firmware
9 9 (1.48%) XenApp
10 7 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.98%) iptables
11 6 (0.98%) Snort
11 6 (0.98%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.49%) KVM
13 3 (0.49%) vCloud
13 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 48 (7.87%) Puppet
2 45 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (6.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 33 (5.41%) Nagios
5 32 (5.25%) Ansible
6 27 (4.43%) Nessus
7 26 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
7 26 (4.26%) vRealize
8 25 (4.10%) FortiGate
9 18 (2.95%) SCCM
9 18 (2.95%) TrustSec
10 17 (2.79%) Rancher
10 17 (2.79%) Sysdig
11 15 (2.46%) Cacti
12 13 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (1.97%) vCenter Server
14 11 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
15 10 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 415 (68.03%) Cisco
2 175 (28.69%) VMware
3 162 (26.56%) Juniper
4 145 (23.77%) Microsoft
5 137 (22.46%) CheckPoint
6 114 (18.69%) F5
7 104 (17.05%) Palo Alto
8 77 (12.62%) Fortinet
9 67 (10.98%) SolarWinds
10 65 (10.66%) Citrix
11 59 (9.67%) HP
12 40 (6.56%) Splunk
13 32 (5.25%) Red Hat
14 29 (4.75%) Arista
14 29 (4.75%) Oracle
14 29 (4.75%) Riverbed
15 28 (4.59%) IBM
15 28 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
16 27 (4.43%) Dell
16 27 (4.43%) ServiceNow